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4 Days of Powder in Banff National Park

Duration
4 Days
Num of Experiences
7 Experiences

Carve up the slopes of Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise on this unforgettable 4 day ski vacation in Banff National Park. Explore exciting terrain at all three resorts and relax and recharge with great food and comfortable accommodation in between.

Who's it For?

  • Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Winter loving families
  • Après enthusiasts

When to Go

  • December - April

Trip Itinerary

Getting to Banff and Lake Louise

With plenty of transportation options to get you to and from the Banff and Lake Louise area, you can rest easy knowing you'll be able to plan a seamless journey from start to finish.

Learn about getting here.

Day 01

Warm up your ski/snowboard legs on your first day in Banff as you take to the slopes at Mt. Norquay Ski Resort. After a big day on the hill unwind in town with après and a bit of shopping.

Ski & Snowboard at Mt. NorquaySki & Snowboard at Mt. Norquay

Ski & Snowboard at Mt. Norquay


Duration
3-6 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Nov - Apr
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Shopping Banff AvenueShopping Banff Avenue

Shopping Banff Avenue


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Year Round
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Two people walking down Bear Street with coffees in handTwo people walking down Bear Street with coffees in hand

Shopping Bear Street


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Year round
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Day 02

Get ready for another big day on the slopes as you head out for a full day Sunshine Village Ski Resort. Expect a variety of terrain and difficulties at this exciting ski resort.

Two skiers on a run at Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff National ParkTwo skiers on a run at Sunshine Village Ski Resort in Banff National Park

Ski & Snowboard at Sunshine Village Ski Resort


Duration
3-6 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Nov - May
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Day 03

Take a day off from the resorts to rest your body and take in more of what's on offer in Banff in the winter.

Sleigh Ride in BanffSleigh Ride in Banff

Sleigh Ride in Banff


Duration
1-3 hrs
Operating Dates
Dec - Mar
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Two people soaking in the Banff Upper Hot Springs on a winters dayTwo people soaking in the Banff Upper Hot Springs on a winters day

Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs


Duration
1-3 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Year Round
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Day 04

Finish your powder filled adventure in Banff and Lake Louise with a full day on the slopes at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Ski & Snowboard at The Lake Louise Ski ResortSki & Snowboard at The Lake Louise Ski Resort

Ski & Snowboard at The Lake Louise Ski Resort


Duration
3-6 hrs
Difficulty
Easy
Operating Dates
Nov - May
See details about Ski & Snowboard at The Lake Louise Ski Resort

Where to Stay

Here's some accommodation options that work for this trip:

Canalta Lodge

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff Town
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Elk + Avenue Hotel

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff Town
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Fairmont Banff Springs

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff Town
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Peaks Hotel & Suites

Hotels & Inns
Location
Banff Town
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Reservations & Booking

Some of the activities require reservations or bookings upfront. Here is an overview of all providers:

Ski & Snowboard at Mt. Norquay

  • Mt. Norquay
  • SkiBig3

Ski & Snowboard at Sunshine Village Ski Resort

Sleigh Ride in Banff

Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs

Ski & Snowboard at The Lake Louise Ski Resort

Good to Know

Maximise your trip enjoyment with a little pre-planning. Here's our pro tips:

  • Get a Park Pass

  • Make a reservation for gear/ activities

  • Learn about the best ways to get around

  • Check the weather forecast